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    Question for you Suze, why do the metric sets run a 10mm and 13mm drive? Those two are pretty close together and can't make much difference. 5mm or 6 would be more comparable to our Imperial 1/4 and 1/2.

    I ordered a pair of these tonight, can't wait to get them into service. My travel case needs some Italian love.
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    Quote Originally Posted by abbeyQ View Post
    Question for you Suze, why do the metric sets run a 10mm and 13mm drive? Those two are pretty close together and can't make much difference. 5mm or 6 would be more comparable to our Imperial 1/4 and 1/2.

    I ordered a pair of these tonight, can't wait to get them into service. My travel case needs some Italian love.
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    10mm = 3/8", and 13mm = 1/2". I've also got a bunch of 6mm (1/4") drive tools in the little case on the right, but I find they're pretty cheesy. The 10mm drive stuff is the right balance of light weight and strength that I need for most all the work on bicycles and motorcycles that I do. I generally only break out the bigger stuff for really big mofo fasteners.
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    Quote Originally Posted by abbeyQ View Post
    Question for you Suze, why do the metric sets run a 10mm and 13mm drive? Those two are pretty close together and can't make much difference. 5mm or 6 would be more comparable to our Imperial 1/4 and 1/2.

    I ordered a pair of these tonight, can't wait to get them into service. My travel case needs some Italian love.
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    That looks like a USAG t-handle wrench but the t slides? Is that so? Seems interesting.
    My Crombie and pair of bottom bracket tools arrived last week. I'll let you know how they work out. The Crombie tucks nicely into my box.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deepsix View Post
    That looks like a USAG t-handle wrench but the t slides? Is that so? Seems interesting.
    My Crombie and pair of bottom bracket tools arrived last week. I'll let you know how they work out. The Crombie tucks nicely into my box.
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    I heart the Bahco ergo screwdrivers. I use them all the time at work (also matching in-hex drivers, nut drivers, torx drivers etc), and get very nasty when people "borrow" them. They've got comfy handles and well formed, hard tips. all-around good gear.
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    All these tools! I need a bib.

    Quote Originally Posted by abbeyQ View Post
    I ordered a pair of these tonight, can't wait to get them into service. My travel case needs some Italian love.
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    And what are these? Small photo. Can't read label on the box.
     

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    This is a tool I designed with Todd Farr. It's a reamer/facer scheme to ream/face head tubes on a vertical milling machine. I borrowed the concept from Marchetti and from the numerous lathe rigs. It's basically a dead center turned vertical, held in my mill vise with a cutter arbor for the mill quill. The cone and arbor meet up for quick indicating by a dowell pin and matching female part. Todd took my design for the cone and improved it and completely designed the arbor. I'm just testing it out now before I ream the first frames.
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    Quote Originally Posted by abbeyQ View Post
    Question for you Suze, why do the metric sets run a 10mm and 13mm drive? Those two are pretty close together and can't make much difference. 5mm or 6 would be more comparable to our Imperial 1/4 and 1/2.
    I think you got your question answered, but the drives are identical to 3/8" and 1/2" - completely interchangeable. You'll notice Hazet actually calls them 6.3, 10, and 12.5:

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    Just another example of the triumph of empire... After all, 6.3 mm would be a pretty weird and cumbersome drive-size standard.

    Nice choice on the Beta. My cow-orker just bought (four-to-six-weeks-to-deliver-etc.) a full smattering of Beta, complimented by PB Swiss and Snap-On. I'm done having the nicest tools in the shop, for sure!

    I'm hoping my Unior order arrives today. Failing that, my new-tool-Tuesday shot will be of all my old tools...
     

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    You guys are liking Stahlwille and Hazet ratchets better than Snap On? I use the SO F72 and F80 and really like them, especially the F72. The only German ratchet I've tried is the 1/4 one from Wiha and I wasn't really impressed. Ratcheting was coarse and had a plasticky feel to it.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by summilux View Post
    You guys are liking Stahlwille and Hazet ratchets better than Snap On? I use the SO F72 and F80 and really like them, especially the F72. The only German ratchet I've tried is the 1/4 one from Wiha and I wasn't really impressed. Ratcheting was coarse and had a plasticky feel to it.
    No. I've slowly (and expensively) come to the conclusion that nothing beats the Dual-80 mechanism. There's all sorts of Snap-On haters, for sure, and many of them have some justification for their hating, but there's nothing with less back-drag and smoother engagement. (Sure, there might be some that will handle a higher peak torque, but that's not really relevant in the bike world; nothing is really very tight, compared to the rest of the ratchet-using world.)

    Got a picture of the Wiha you tried? I seriously doubt it was made in Germany.
     

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    What are you guys using the ratchets for in your travel case? I can't think of anything on a bike that I'd need one for that would be worth the extra weight. Is it just a general thing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan View Post
    What are you guys using the ratchets for in your travel case? I can't think of anything on a bike that I'd need one for that would be worth the extra weight. Is it just a general thing?
    I have almost no loose hex wrenches any more... All ratchets and bits, and a set of Wera screwdrivers.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Applesauce View Post
    All ratchets and bits, and a set of Wera screwdrivers.
    Me too but don't forget breaking bars. The length makes it much more comfortable to loosen stuff with than either ratchet, T handle or loose key.

    I'll have to check where that Wiha ratchet was made, the electronic shop guys use it, so they have a lesser need for brute force than we do. I really like my SO F72 for bike work. Small and comfortable with a jewel-like feel to it.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by summilux View Post
    Me too but don't forget breaking bars. The length makes it much more comfortable to loosen stuff with than either ratchet, T handle or loose key.
    Oh yeah. 18" and 30" with 1/2" drives, but the latter has come out only once in the last year.
     

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    Figured it out. Beta Tools T-Wrench.

    Never encountered these in the wild-- but I was so curious I ordered a 4 and 5mm. I'll report back.

    Quote Originally Posted by j44ke View Post
    All these tools! I need a bib.



    And what are these? Small photo. Can't read label on the box.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Applesauce View Post
    I have almost no loose hex wrenches any more... All ratchets and bits, and a set of Wera screwdrivers.
    hmmm, thats cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deepsix View Post
    Figured it out. Beta Tools T-Wrench.

    Never encountered these in the wild-- but I was so curious I ordered a 4 and 5mm. I'll report back.
    I'm interested. They look great! The three different positions make a lot of sense.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by deepsix View Post
    Figured it out. Beta Tools T-Wrench.

    Never encountered these in the wild-- but I was so curious I ordered a 4 and 5mm. I'll report back.
    I've got a colleague that uses a set of similar wrenches. He used to race motorcycles and apparently picked them up while he was in that world. He swears by them, so it will be interesting to see what you think.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by j44ke View Post
    All these tools! I need a bib.



    And what are these? Small photo. Can't read label on the box.
    Beta, some consider them the Euro version of Snap On. They are used by a vast majority of F1, MotoGP and various other motor racing mechanics. The T of the tool is on a slide and has detents at either end and in the middle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abbeyQ View Post
    Beta, some consider them the Euro version of Snap On.
    At last count, there were seven European Snap-Ons, three Japanese ones, two Canadian ones, and no Russian ones.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Applesauce View Post
    two Canadian ones.
    I can think of Gray, but who else? Beach be gone, and Snap On Canada has to be gone.
     

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